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 Meanings and Examples of ABOUT
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about
 prep.  on the subject of, or connected with
 ad.  a little more or less, imprecise but fairly close to correct
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  "I think it's about a month," she answered.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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2  He was a funny looking boy about twelve.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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3  "I don't know anything about boys," she said slowly.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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4  "My dinner's easy to carry about with me," he said.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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5  "She knows about children," said Mary.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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6  Her daughter had talked about you.
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7  "I didn't know about them in India," said Mary.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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8  I'd always take Susan Sowerby's advice about children myself.
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9  The servants are not allowed to speak about me.
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10  He is not going to tell Mrs. Medlock anything about it yet.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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11  "I've been thinking about you, too," answered Mary.
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12  Besides, she longed to talk about him.
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13  "He knows all about eggs and nests," Mary went on.
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14  She didn't like the way he had of talking about dying.
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15  She felt rather as if he almost boasted about it.
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Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  Paul's being a bit evasive about this job.
17  He spoke frankly about the ordeal.
18  He had an air of uncertainty about him.
19  He keeps griping about having no money.
20  I want to make an enquiry about train times.
21  They put about and sailed for home.
22  I saw Mary fetching about hither and thither.
23  Be more specific about what you want to do.
24  Leonora was fussy about her looks.
25  Stop larking about and get down to the problem.
26  He is optimistic about the future.
27  Don't speak bad about other people.
28  I often dreamt about my hometown.
29  I was in a quandary about whether to go.
30  I'm pleased to hear about your news.